Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on August 4, 1987 · Page 6
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-TUESDAY, AUOt 1ST 4.1987 •THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- CLASSIC CAR AND I TRUCK SHOW August 8th A 9th at Wittman Ford Mercury Car Lot NO ENTRY FEE! FHtftT 100 VIHICLIS Must be 30 years or older $1000 IN CASH PRIZES! 1ST-'500 2ND- S 300 3RD- $ 200 1ST-3RD PLACE TROPHIES TOO! $1000 in automotive accessories to be given away as door prizes! (Must be 18 or older to win) The Cosh Awards, Trophies and Door Prizes will be awarded Sun. Aug. 9th at 4 pm ntt 6 pack of Pepsi and Granny Goose Potato Chips for each spectator -18 or older. Registration closes Aucp. 7th - Entrants contact Nick Wittman 263-5603 or Ed Mansell 263-5094 Vehicles must be on the premises Aug. 8th by 9:00 am Security guards will be on duty Saturday evening. WITf MAN FORD MERCURY 2575 S. Main St. • Lakeport 263-5603 ' ';;.'••'• • '•*?• • -•Sponsors of the Classic Car & Truck Show in Lakeport. Military back in space with Titan 2 missiles By BRUCE FINLEY Attecl*t*d Pr*«t Writer LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — An outdated, 103-foot Titan missile has been taken from its silo and convened to launch satellites instead of nuclear warheads in what the Pentagon calls a milestone in uic recovery 01 me sp3.ce uro•£r&i11« Martin Marietta Corp. on Monday rolled out the Titan 2 space launch vehicle, the first of 13 ordered by the Air Force under a $528.9 million contract. Air Force Secretary Edward C. Aldridge Jr. said the Air Force is counting on the Titans to become the workhorses of U.S. space-military programs, adding, "I would expect the program to go far beyond the 13 we have on contract." For payloads too large to be accommodated by the Titan 2, the Air Force has ordered 23 Titan 4 rockets from Martin Marietta. It has also ordered 20 smaller Delta 2 rockets from McDonnell Douglas for launching navigation satellites. The total of 56 rockets will dramatically reverse the plan of a few years ago to phase out rockets as launch vehicles in favor of the space shuttle. The Air Force, even before the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in January 1986, had seen the shuttle program as too unreliable for putting satellites into orbit and won approval before the disaster to use Titan rockets. After the Challenger disaster and two failures of the Air Force's best alternative launcher, the large Ti(an 34-D, aging or broken satellites went unre- placed for months. The Titans, removed from underground silos in Arizona, Arkansas and Kansas, are being converted to carry up to 7,000 pounds of payload material into orbit, company and Air Force officials said at a ceremony in this Denver suburb. Aldridge said the conversion is an example of the Defense Department "getting the most out of defense systems for the taxpayer's money." The Titan 2 rockets will be used to launch a military weather satellite from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base next spring and, eventually, other "high-priority payloads which are critical to our national security," Aldridge said. The Titan 2 is intended to launch its payload into a low orbit, where spy satellites as wen as scientific instruments are based. The Pentagon this year is spending about $17 billion on space projects'. The 103-foot intercontinental ballistic missiles were originally designed to carry nine-megaton nuclear warheads, Martin Marietta Astronautics Group president Peter B. Teets said. In June the last of the 153 Titan ICBMs built by Martin Marietta was taken out of commission. Titans have been replaced by the Minuteman, Midgetman and MX missiles, which the Pentagon says are more accurate. Teachers spend summer looking for lost balls ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — It's a dirty job, Jim Bermingham and John Reppart complain, but the two educators say diving for treasure of sorts on golf courses is a profitable way to spend the summer. They travel far and wide to dive for golf balls that duffers plop in course hazards. Bermingham is the principal at Edwardsburg High School and a volleyball coach at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac. Reppart is a teacher and coach in the Berrien Springs school system. The two 38-year-olds started collecting golf balls in 1973 and have averaged 40,000 per year. At an average take of 1CI to 14 cents per ball, they say, it adds up. "Some courses we sell the balls back to and others we'll buy the balls and sell to other courses," Bermingham said. "I would love to go to Hawaii or to the Bahamas and scuba dive," Reppart says. "Most of the water we've been in is dirty and has leeches in it." Judge dismisses suit challenging the Guard America's Favorite Store On Sale Aug. 5,1987 thru Aug. 9,1987 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Governors have no constitutional authority to withhold consent for National Guard training missions in Central America, a federal judge ruled today. In a strongly worded 14-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Donald Alsop dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit filed by Minnesota and supported by several other states. "The court concludes that Congress may exercise plenary authority over the training of the National Guard while the Guard is on active federal duty and must share with the states authority over training of the Guard only when the Guard is not 'employed in the service of the United States,' " Alsop said. Minnesota's suit had been joined by Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode. Island, Vermont, and Iowa. Louisiana joined the suit but later withdrew. Minnesota attorneys argued that an amendment sponsored by U.S. Rep. G.V. 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Black & Decker 5 - Kmart Sal* Prie* loss Mail-in factory robot* Your Nat Cost Afftar Mail-in factory robot* 1.77 - .SO 1.27 governors may withhold consent for foreign National Guard assignments only when the units are needed for local emergencies. Some governors had withheld consent for Guard missions to Central America before Congress acted. Gov. Rudy Perpich asked the state attorney general's office to file the lawsuit instead of withholding consent for some Minnesota Guard missions to Central America in January. Neither Perpich nor Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey HI was immediately available for comment, but Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said he was disappointed. "We continue to believe that the Constitution expressly reserves to the states the authority to train the National Guard," he said. In his ruling, Alsop said, "Con- i gress acted within its authority in providing for the active duty training of the Minnesota National Guard in Central America without ... Perpich's consent, and plaintiffs' challenge to the Montgomery Amendment's constitutionality must fail." One in five homes has too much radioactive gas 39. ',?'. 1 O T • it i * a| * Price Hyponox 20 Pry Qt. Potting Soil. 8188 Pried Nylon Reinforced Garden He**> 50'x5/8" sturdy hose. 1-gallon Shrubt. A wide selection to choose from. 504 E PERKINS STREET, UKIAH WASHINGTON (AP) — A fifth of all homes checked in a 10-state survey contained more radioactive radon gas than the level recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency, the agency said today. "Levels exceeding our guideline were found in each of the states participating in our survey, and in most states we are able to identify radon hot spots," said EPA's deputy administrator, A. James Barnes. EPA cautioned that the results do not necessarily apply nationwide because the amount of radon depends in part on soil types, because some of the state surveys did not cover enough homes and because the states were not randomly selected. However, Barnes said radon, which can cause lung cancer, "may be a problem in virtually every state." Radon is an inert, colorless, odorless gas formed in the radioactive decay of uranium and thorium naturally occurring in |he soil. It decays quickly into other radioactive compounds. Most radon is breathed in and out without effect, but the successor atoms (hat are formed by decay in the lungs can remain there forever, irradiating the tissues. Those successor atoms also can be carried into the lungs on dust and smoke panicles. The EPA previously had estimated that up to 12 percent of the 75 million homes nationwide contain more radon than the guideline, 4 picocuries per liter. In the new survey, the highest percentage of homes exceeding that level was found in Colorado, 39 percent, although the agency said that could not be used as a statewide estimate because the 900 measurements were not enough. The lowest percentage was in Alabama, 6 percent. The other states and their percentages above the guideline: Connecticut, 21; Kansas, 21; Kentucky, 17; Michigan, 9; Rhode Island, 19; Tennessee, 16, Wisconsin, 27; and Wyoming, 26. Overall, the percentage was 21. Even the low-radon stales had some measurements well above the guideline, the agency said. Like the Colorado results, figures for Rhode Island and Kansas are based on too small a sample to be considered reasonable statewide estimates, and the Connecticut results cannot be applied statewide because detectors were not placed according to a random sampling plan, officials said. Rhode Island, Colorado and Kansas will complete their surveys this winter and Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Indiana, North Dakota and Arizona will mount similar surveys. The Indian Health Service also plans to check some reservations in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. "In almost every case geology proved to be a good indicator of high-risk areas for radon," EPA said. The agency is revising its maps to reflect the correlation between uranium and similar radon-causing deposits and the radon level in homes. EPA has found that several techniques are effective in reducing radon, ranging from extra ventilation to complicated ducting. Some are cheap and some can cost more than $3,000 per home. Government concern about radon grew in the 1970s when rising energy prices prompted many homeowners to "tighten" their homes to reduce heat losses, with an accompanying buildup of radon. Radon can seep into basements through foundation cracks and other routes, and can be liberated from water used indoors. Some homes over the uranium- rich "Reading prong" geological formation in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey have been found to contain as much as 3,000 picocuries per liter. A picocurie is a measure of the pace of radioactive disintegration. It represents the decay of a little more than two atoms per minute. Four picocuries per liter of radon is about as risky as smoking eight cigarettes per day or undergoing 200 chest X-rays per year, EPA estimates. Of every 1,000 people so exposed, 13 to 50 will get lung cancer who would not otherwise get il.

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